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Free/libre open source software implementation in schools: Evidence from the field and implications for the future
Computers & Education Vol. 50, No. 3 (April 2008) pp. 1092–1102
This empirical paper shows how free/libre open source software (FLOSS) contributes to mutual and collaborative learning in an educational environment. Unlike proprietary software, FLOSS allows extensive customisation of software to support the needs ...
Technology, Knowledge and Learning Vol. 21, No. 3 (2016) pp. 307–323
As new technologies increase the opportunities for multitasking, the need to understand human capacities for multitasking continues to grow stronger. Is multitasking helping us to be more efficient? This study investigated the multitasking abilities ...
The Effect of Student Choice of Online Discussion Format on Tiered Achievement and Student Satisfaction
Journal of Research on Technology in Education Vol. 39, No. 4 (2007) pp. 399–415
This study investigated whether providing students with the choice of chat versus threaded discussion boards for online discourse is an effective instructional strategy in terms of student learning and satisfaction. The sample was teacher education...
Journal of Counseling Psychology Vol. 59, No. 3 (July 2012) pp. 458–464
Internalized heterosexism (IH) is a strong predictor of the psychological well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual (LGB), or other same-sex attracted individuals. To respond to the call for interventions to address IH, the current study developed and...
Integrating Popular Web Applications in Classroom Learning Environments and Its Effects on Teaching, Student Learning Motivation and Performance
Turkish Online Journal of Educational Technology - TOJET Vol. 12, No. 2 (April 2013) pp. 157–165
Advancements in information and communication technology (ICT) allowed several tools and systems to be proposed for improving classroom experiences to both instructors and students. However, most of these tools were brand-new and stand-alone...
Teaching and Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies Vol. 17, No. 5 pp. 623–635
Seven hundred fourteen early childhood and elementary pre-service teachers at the beginning and ending points of their teacher education programs in Taiwan completed a revised version of the Gibson and Dembo teacher efficacy scale. Descriptive...
The Integration of Web2Quest Technology into Multicultural Curriculum in Teacher Education: A Potential for Globalization
International Journal of Online Pedagogy and Course Design Vol. 1, No. 2 (April 2011) pp. 46–59
The study examines the attitudes and past experiences of pre-service teachers and teacher educators in Taiwan and the U.S. regarding the use of Web2Quests to promote multicultural education. The demographics in many countries are increasingly...
Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship Vol. 26, No. 1 (2014) pp. 52–60
This article describes the application of electronic resources management (ERM) to digital repository management at the Health Sciences and Human Services Library at the University of Maryland, Baltimore. The authors discuss electronic resources...
Scaffolding wiki-supported collaborative learning for small-group projects and whole-class collaborative knowledge building
Journal of Computer Assisted Learning Vol. 32, No. 6 (December 2016) pp. 529–547
While educators value wikis' potential, wikis may fail to support collaborative constructive learning without careful scaffolding. This article proposes literature-based instructional methods, revised based on two expert instructors' input, presents ...
Testing the Information Technology Continuance Model on a Mandatory SMS-Based Student Response System
Communication Education Vol. 61, No. 2 (2012) pp. 89–110
This paper reports a 2-month longitudinal study on a mandatory Short Message Service-based student response system that enabled students to take classroom quizzes using their mobile phones to register responses. students' perceptions on usefulness...
Effect of Varied Animated Enhancement Strategies in Facilitating Achievement of Different Educational Objectives
International Journal of Instructional Media Vol. 31, No. 2 (Mar 22, 2004)
The purpose of this study was to examine the instructional effectiveness of computer animated instruction, complemented by varied types of instructional strategies (advance organizers and adjunct questions and feedback) on learner achievement of...
Turkish Online Journal of Educational Technology - TOJET Vol. 11, No. 3 (July 2012) pp. 82–93
This study examined whether using localized interface designs would make a difference in users' learning results and their perceptions of the interface design in a classroom learning environment. This study also sought to learn more about users'...
Australasian Journal of Educational Technology Vol. 30, No. 2 (2014) pp. 184–201
Educational practitioners in the higher education institutions of the UK have increasingly promoted the use of wikis. The technology enhanced learning experience of the UK was transferred to a local higher educational agency in Malaysia through a...
Topics: Social Studies
Effects of tagcloud-anchored group discussions on pre-service teachers\u2019 collaborative knowledge construction
Australasian Journal of Educational Technology Vol. 33, No. 2 (Jun 09, 2017)
Group discussions are critical for students constructing new understanding and knowledge in both classroom and distance education. Tagclouds can provide an intuitive overview about the group\u2019s collective knowledge and could potentially be used...
Journal of Educational Computing Research Vol. 39, No. 4 (2008) pp. 363–377
Vocational education and training (VET) is intended to prepare adult learners for careers that are based on practical activities. With the underlying constructivist andragogy, this study intended to examine the effects of computer-mediated group...
Effects of Linking Structure and Cognitive Style on Students' Performance and Attitude in a Computer-Based Hypertext Environment
Selected Research and Development Presentations at the 1994 National Convention of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology Sponsored by the Research and Theory Division (1994)
The implications of content organization and cognitive style in relation to the design of hypertext were studied with a focus on the effects of linking structure and field dependence and independence on performance and attitudes. Subjects were 139...
Innovations in Education and Teaching International Vol. 43, No. 2 (May 2006) pp. 151–161
Researchers have regarded inductive reasoning as one of the seven primary mental abilities that account for human intelligent behaviours. Researchers have also shown that inductive reasoning ability is one of the best predictors for academic...
Workplace Learning, Job Satisfaction, and Organizational Commitment in Small to Midsize Companies in Taiwan
Academy of Human Resource Development International Research Conference in The Americas 2008
This quantitative study explored the relationships among workplace learning, job satisfaction, and organizational commitment (OC) in the context of small to midsize information technology companies in Taiwan. Twenty-six companies participated in the ...
Reading Improvement Vol. 51, No. 3 (2014) pp. 303–312
This article reviews the literature on computer-supported collaborative learning in second language and foreign language writing. While research has been conducted on the effects of online technology in first language reading and writing, this...
Journal of School Nursing Vol. 30, No. 4 (August 2014) pp. 272–280
The purpose of this single-group pre- and posttest intervention pilot study was to teach middle school migrant farmworker children the benefits of healthy eating and activity using a multimedia and ethnic-tailored health curriculum, embedded in a 7...
Computers & Education Vol. 56, No. 3 (April 2011) pp. 650–658
The purpose of the study is to investigate the potential benefits of using animation, visual cueing, and their combination in a multimedia environment designed to support learners’ acquisition and retention of scientific concepts and processes....
Improving the professional status of teaching: perspectives of future teachers, current teachers, and education professors
Teaching and Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies Vol. 15, No. 3 pp. 315–323
A US national sample of 2947 future teachers, 457 current teachers, and 1219 education faculty members was asked to rate the importance of various suggestions for improving the professional status of teaching. The results indicated that future...
Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education Vol. 17, No. 4 (2016)
Classroom teachers sometimes struggle trying to find time during the typical school day to provide the writing instruction students need to be successful. This study examined 29 fifth through twelfth grade classroom teachers' survey responses about...
Australasian Journal of Educational Technology Vol. 28, No. 2 (Jan 01, 2012)
The rapid growth of Internet has resulted in the rise of WebQuest learning recently. Teachers encourage students to participate in the searching for knowledge on different topics. When using WebQuest, students' self-regulation is often the key to...
Student Characteristics, Sense of Community, and Cognitive Achievement in Web-Based and Lab-Based Learning Environments
Journal of Research on Technology in Education Vol. 39, No. 2 (2006) pp. 205–223
This study investigated differential effects of learning styles and learning orientation on sense of community and cognitive achievement in Web-based and lab-based university course formats. Students in the Web-based sections achieved higher scores...
The Effect of Static and Animated Visualization: A Perspective of Instructional Effectiveness and Efficiency
Educational Technology Research and Development Vol. 58, No. 2 (April 2010) pp. 155–174
This study investigated the effectiveness of three different levels of enhancement strategies utilized to facilitate students' learning from static and animated visualization when taking the time-on-task into consideration. Participants were...
Building a Networked Environment in Wikis: The Evolving Phases of Collaborative Learning in a Wikibook Project
Journal of Educational Computing Research Vol. 40, No. 2 (2009) pp. 145–169
Wikis, when used as an open editing tool, can have profound and subtle effects on students' collaborative learning process. Hailed as a collaborative learning and writing tool, many questions remain regarding the pedagogical impacts of using wikis...
Journal of Social Work Education Vol. 44 (2008)
This article describes the challenges faced by providers in integrating and effectively using caregivers and suggests longer-range public policy approaches to address these challenges and spur system changes that respond to caregivers' needs and...
Supporting Learning of Variable Control in a Computer-Based Biology Environment: Effects of Prompting College Students To Reflect on Their Own Thinking
Journal of Research in Science Teaching Vol. 36, No. 7 (1999) pp. 837–58
Describes a study of college students who designed and conducted experiments involving control of variables after being assigned to one of four versions of a computer-based biology simulation learning environment. Finds that reason-justification...
International Journal of Online Pedagogy and Course Design Vol. 5, No. 2 (April 2015) pp. 58–72
The Internet offers easy access to open resources, especially for educational use. However, the quality of open resources has been constantly criticized (). The purpose of this study was to examine English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) open educational ...
A Diagnostic-Remediation Teaching System for Enhancing Elementary Students' Science Listening Comprehension
International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education Vol. 15, No. 8 (2017) pp. 1485–1500
The purpose of this study was to explore elementary students' listening comprehension changes using a Web-based teaching system that can diagnose and remediate students' science listening comprehension problems during scientific inquiry. The 3...
Reconstruction of three-dimensional breast-tumor model using multispectral gradient vector flow snake method
Journal of Applied Research and Technology Vol. 13, No. 2 (April 2015) pp. 279–290
In this study, we have proposed a three-dimensional (3D) model reconstruction system for breast tumors. The proposed system can establish an accurate 3D model of tumors, which will serve as a diagnostic reference for physicians and also address the...
Optimize Knowledge Sharing, Team Effectiveness, and Individual Learning within the Flipped Team-Based Classroom
International Association for Development of the Information Society (IADIS) International Conference on Educational Technologies 2017 (2017)
Due to the competitive and fast-changing nature of external business environments, university students should acquire knowledge of how to cooperate, share knowledge, and enhance team effectiveness and individual learning in the future workplace....
Contemporary Educational Psychology Vol. 12, No. 3 (1987) pp. 222–30
Meta analyses were conducted of computer assisted instruction, computer managed instruction, and computer enriched instruction. Positive effects were usually reported, with variations according to instructional type and age level. Results also...
Innovations in Education and Teaching International Vol. 45, No. 2 (May 2008) pp. 115–126
One critical success factor for e-learning is learners' satisfaction with it. This is affected by both positive and negative experiences in a learning process. This paper examines the impact of such critical incidents on learners' satisfaction in e...
International Journal of Educational Policy, Research, and Practice: Reconceptualizing Childhood Studies Vol. 5, No. 4 (2005) pp. 97–120
As one of the popular and promising instructional technologies, Internet is playing a more and more important role in educational field all over the world. Bringing Internet into classrooms is encouraged in many countries; however, their policy...
Engaging Youth in Underserved Communities through Digital-Mediated Arts Learning Experiences for Community Inquiry
Studies in Art Education Vol. 54, No. 4 (2013) pp. 335–348
Learning for underserved youth is integral to social progress. Yet, too often, young people experience disconnects between their educational experiences and both individual and community needs. Arts can help these youth recover a unity through...
Educational Technology Vol. 33, No. 7 (1993) pp. 56–59
Discussion of computer input devices focuses on the keyboard, mouse, and touchscreen. Related research is reviewed concerning user preference and performance; advantages and disadvantages of each device are described; guidelines for selection are...
Australasian Journal of Educational Technology Vol. 29, No. 2 (2013) pp. 203–216
In this meta-analysis study, a total of thirty-one studies related to strategy use of students in Taiwan in a web-based English context were identified, collected, and analysed. Three criteria for selecting the appropriate studies are (a) they must...
Taiwanese Adolescents' Perceptions and Attitudes Regarding the Internet: Exploring Gender Differences
Adolescence (San Diego): an international quarterly devoted to the physiological, psychological, psychiatric, sociological, and educational aspects of the second decade of human life Vol. 39, No. 156 (2004)
The purpose of this study was to explore adolescents' perceptions and attitudes regarding the Internet, by gender. Data were collected from 636 high school students in Taiwan. It was found that male adolescents perceived the Internet more as a "toy,"...
Research on the Learning Effects of Multimedia Assisted Instruction on Mandarin Vocabulary Acquisition for Vietnamese Students (Part II): A Case Study
Educational Research and Reviews Vol. 7, No. 14 (Apr 12, 2012) pp. 315–325
This study discusses the effects of using multimedia assisted instruction for Mandarin vocabulary learning by Vietnamese students with the assistance of the ASSURE model. The aim is to understand the difficulties encountered by these students and...
Information Processing & Management Vol. 39, No. 5 (2003) pp. 689–706
Describes the design and implementation of a prototype visualization system, AuthorLink, to enhance author searching. AuthorLink is based on author co-citation analysis and visualization mapping algorithms. AuthorLink produces interactive author...
Research on the Learning Effects of Multimedia Assisted Instruction on Mandarin Vocabulary for Vietnamese Students: A Preliminary Study Involving E-Learning System
Educational Research and Reviews Vol. 6, No. 17 (Nov 05, 2011) pp. 919–927
As Mandarin gains popularity in the whole world, Mandarin education becomes valued by the countries all over the world. The United Nations classifies Mandarin as one of the six major languages, and the number of people who learn Mandarin in the...
International Journal of Instructional Media Vol. 27, No. 2 (2000) pp. 165–82
Describes a study of college freshmen that investigated the effects of navigation maps on search performance, browsing behavior, and cognitive map development within hierarchical-structured hypertext courseware. Results of analysis of variance...
How Wiki-Based Writing Influences College Students’ Collaborative and Individual Composing Products, Processes, and Learners’ Perceptions
International Journal of Computer-Assisted Language Learning and Teaching Vol. 1, No. 1 (January 2011) pp. 45–61
Recently, wikis have been claimed to facilitate collaborative-writing projects and bring positive impact on student learning. While most previous exploratory studies conducted in L2 classrooms focused on students’ perceptions and their collaborative ...
The Effect of Added Dead Space on Optimal Neuro-Muscular Drive and Respiratory Signals under Hypercapnia
Journal of Applied Research and Technology Vol. 12, No. 6 (December 2014) pp. 1003–1013
The problem concerning the nature and the function of the dead space is of basic importance for the full comprehension of the respiratory physiology and pathophysiology. To study the effect of an imposed external dead space on the optimal...
Hearing and Seeing Tone through Color: An Efficacy Study of Web-Based, Multimodal Chinese Tone Perception Training
Language Learning Vol. 67, No. 4 (2017) pp. 819–857
Multimodal approaches have been shown to be effective for many learning tasks. In this study, we compared the effectiveness of five multimodal methods for second language (L2) Mandarin tone perception training: three single-cue methods (number,...
A Learning Analytics Approach to Investigating Factors Affecting EFL Students' Oral Performance in a Flipped Classroom
Journal of Educational Technology & Society Vol. 21, No. 2 (2018) pp. 205–219
Flipped classrooms have been widely adopted and discussed by school teachers and researchers in the past decade. However, few studies have been conducted to formally evaluate the effectiveness of flipped classrooms in terms of improving EFL students'...
Journal of Educational Computing Research Vol. 55, No. 8 (2018) pp. 1111–1128
Computers and the Internet are indispensable in modern life. Increasingly useful digital environments and technological developments have reshaped models of knowledge acquisition. Studies on the development of online learning have yielded valuable...
Computers & Education Vol. 66, No. 1 (August 2013) pp. 40–53
Social network awareness (SNA) has been used extensively as one of the strategies to increase knowledge sharing and collaboration opportunities. However, most SNA studies either focus on being aware of peer's knowledge context or on social context....